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Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library
The Dapto Rotary Club has recently secured funding to support 40 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
Every child in the program is given quality, physical books to keep for their very own, kick-starting a lifelong love of reading and helping them reach their full potential.
Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy
Urbis, an independent research company, has been engaged by NSW Health to develop the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy.
Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay
Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounding towns including Milton and Ulladulla will soon benefit from access to vital mental health services and support, with a request for proposals now open for a lead agency to establish and run the new headspace service from late 2020.
Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV
During HIV Awareness Week (23 – 30 November), NSW Health encourages health professionals to test a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV, including:
overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM)
heterosexual identifying MSM
Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS
As of 1 October 2019, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is including disability-related health supports in participant National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans as evidence indicates the need for their inclusion. Consumers who meet criteria for the NDIS, who have a health need related to their disability (e.
Increase in syphilis among women and infants
From January 2018 to August 2019, there were two confirmed cases of congenital syphilis in non-Indigenous infants in NSW. In both cases, the first antenatal visit occurred late in pregnancy and treatment was delayed.
GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS
Helping people to understand the NDIS can be really important, particularly for those who have limited community connections and support.
Active8 – a free program for people experiencing mental ill-health
Active8 offers a combination of three programs: Eat Plant Learn (group program), Coaching for Physical Health (one-to-one program) and Kick the Habit (one-to-one program). All three of the programs support participants to identify and work on physical health-related goals, engagement with health services and self-management.
New Gender Affirming Doctor List for NSW
ACON, the main LGBTIQ+ health organisation for NSW, has recently published the state's first Gender Affirming Doctor List for trans and/or gender diverse people seeking access to gender affirming hormonal care.
Gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse people
Illawarra Sexual Health Service invites trans and gender diverse people who live in the area to attend their service for gender affirming care. GPs can refer patients via Illawarra Sexual Health Service via phone: (02) 42 238 457 or fax: (02) 42 238 613.